Boise Peak Chiropractic
If you have been dealing with TMJ problems, here is an important study that may help you with the underlying cause of the problem. A recent study highlighted a strong link between dysfunction of the jaw (temporomandibular joints, or TMJ) and the joints in the upper neck (aka upper cervical spine). To quote the study:
There is moderate and strong evidence that patients with [TMJ dysfunction] present lower endurance of extensor neck muscle, global and upper neck hypomobility, worse self-reported neck disability, however, their craniocervical posture is similar to individuals without TMD, based on a moderate to excellent methodological quality. I want to highlight the two parts in bold-face: 1) lower endurance of extensor neck muscle and 2) upper neck hypomobility.
“Lower endurance” of these muscles
These muscles are commonly known as “the core,”
True, it may also happen the other way around
We’ve previously mentioned how a head, neck, or whiplash injury
Therefore, if the joints in your upper neck and misaligned
The premise is simple.